Vehicle : 1987 Shelby GLHS - small 2 door hatchback
Location in the vehicle: In the hatch/trunk area
Space available (Length x Width x Height): Plenty
Subwoofer make and model: Alpine SWE-1243
Subwoofer Size: 12"
Number of Subwoofers: 1
Type of Port (Kerfed, Slot, Aero, etc.): ???
What type of music do you like?: Dubstep, House, Rap
Is your goal SPL or Everyday Music?: Everyday Driver
Tuning Freq (Hz): ???
Volume : ???
Im a complete noob to car audio, looking to put my first system together. Picked up a new in box Alpine SWE-1243 subwoofer off of craigslist for a good deal and am having trouble designing an enclosure as I have no idea what is optimal for this subwoofer.
The subwoofer will be placed in the rear of the vehicle and powered by a PPI PC250 amp, giving it an underrated 200 watts RMS.
I am open to either a sealed or ported enclosure as I'm not sure what is better for the subwoofer and the kind of music I like to listen to.
When I tried modeling the subwoofer in a few online calculators they always came back recommending like 8 cubic feet for a sealed enclosure or something ridiculous as optimal, soo I'm pretty sure I was doing something wrong.
Anyway, I could really appreciate some advice on what to do with this sub!